freight

Factories humming; inventories start growing

| April 01, 2010

Today’s report on manufacturing shows it expanded in March for the eighth consecutive month, says the Institute for Supply Management, which does a monthly survey of supply executives. The good news mirrors what many in the ...

Spot freight index up 215% in February

| March 16, 2010

Freight availability on the North American spot market in February more than tripled from a year earlier, based on the TransCore Freight Index. February’s increase of 215 percent marked the fifth consecutive month of improvement on ...

Survey: Intermodal transport gains

| February 10, 2010

Intermodal transport gained market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2009, reaching a new high in the process, an analysis by FTR Associates shows. Intermodal’s share of U.S. long-haul (550-plus miles) movements of international ...

A confident public and stronger freight

| January 27, 2010

Two bits of news breaking Wednesday offered some encouragement that the economy, and trucking with it, will continue rebounding.

South Pole ice roads redux

| January 11, 2010

More pictures from South African Antarctic research expedition -- now that's extreme intermodal.

Clothes, fuel and computers lead factory report

| January 07, 2010

Clothing was one of nine growing sectors that produced the fifth consecutive month of expansion for the nation’s manufacturing sector.

Index at year’s highest level

Deirdra Drinkard | December 30, 2009

The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November.

A creeping, sputtering recovery

| December 29, 2009

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

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